Shropshire Disability Network share this story from BBC new. We would like to know if you have experienced similar to Abby.
Local student, Abby Cappleman is studying computing at college in Wellington, in Shropshire. She has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. And thanks to her assistance dog, Chloe, she has the confidence to lead an independent life outside her home.
Click this link to find out what happened to Abby when she visited a shop in Shrewsbury. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-44336637
If you have had similar experiences, whether you have an assistance dog, hearing dog or guide dog, please leave us a comment in the box at the end of this article or email your experience to: [email protected] Shropshire Disability Network would like know if you have had similar problems, we will not disclose who you are unless you ask us to.
We would also like to point out that it is your legal right to take your assistance dog into shops, schools and other places.(Equality Act 2010) Every shopkeeper has to make reasonable adjustments. As part of our work, we need to highlight and publicise and educate people in “rights” around disability.
Click here to watch and hear what police officer (PCSO Marie) said to the shopkeeper. https://www.facebook.com/chloetheassistancedoggy/videos/570614713323255/UzpfSTE3OTU3NTkzNTQwNjYwMDoxOTE1Mzc5MDkxODI2MjY3/